DANZA FIESTA

Nothing Like It

100 Percent Pure Folklore

 Danza Fiesta: Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño is part of the non-profit organization Diversity in Arts and Nations for Cultural Education, Inc. ("D.A.N.C.E., Inc."). Danza Fiesta is a New York-based folk dance company of 25 dancers and musicians under the direction of the Puerto Rican folklorist, Ms. Gilda Rivera-Pantojas.  Today, Danza Fiesta's members devote a great deal of time, energy and enthusiasm towards celebrating, and preserving the traditions of our Puerto Rican heritage and culture.

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About Us

Meet the Best ARTISTS in the World

What makes an unforgettable spectacle? Danza Fiesta's lively and colorful montages combined with an array of talented artists, musicians, and dance performers all come
together to give you a show that you will remember.  We strive to bring the Puerto Rican culture, rhythms, and spirit to that will have an impact on you.  We are very excited to bring Puerto Rico to you.

 
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GILDA RIVERA-PANTOJAS

Incomparable Passion

Ms. Gilda Rivera-Pantojas received a Master in Arts in Dance Education from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theater and Dance from the University of Puerto Rico. Ms. Rivera-Pantojas was a principal dancer and choreographer in the dance group Gibaro de Puerto Rico for more than two decades. She traveled worldwide performing folkloric dances from Puerto Rico in many international dance festivals.  In 1979, Ms. Rivera-Pantojas served as director and choreographer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the XXIII Pan-American Games held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Ms. Rivera –Pantojas directed 1,536 students who performed dances from Latin American countries.  Due to her success in this project, she co-founded and directed Ballet Isleño for 8 years.  She is the founder and executive director of D.A.N.C.E. Inc., and the artistic director of Danza Fiesta for the past 25 years.